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Job title: Software engineer, Updater Time at Updater: 20 months. What he does: I work as a software engineer at Updater, specializing in the development of our application programming interface (API). Age: 33 Degree: Computer science with a minor in business from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Location: New York City Social media: LinkedIn, Instagram What do you do?  As a software engineer at Updater, it is my job to deliver new features and maintain our existing platform, with the goals of: 1) making moving easier for users, and 2) providing helpful tools for real estate professionals to offer buyers and sellers. I work closely with the sales and product teams to build plans and determine which features and tasks we should develop. Our team, "the tech team," then discusses implementation details of the task at hand and, depending on how large the project is, we will individually (or in a small team) write the code for it. Ho...